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Grand Rapids Fishing



Grand Rapids Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Grand Rapids, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Alewife

  2. Alewife

    There is a 75.46% catch rate for Alewife, based on 2318 Alewife counted.

    Grand Rapids Alewife Counts Chart
    Alewife

    ENLARGE GRAND RAPIDS ALEWIFE COUNTS CHART


  3. Largemouth Bass

  4. Largemouth Bass

    There is a 3.16% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 97 Largemouth Bass counted.

    Grand Rapids Largemouth Bass Counts Chart
    Largemouth

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  5. Bluegill

  6. Bluegill

    There is a 2.96% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 91 Bluegill counted.

    Grand Rapids Bluegill Counts Chart
    Bluegill

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  7. Pink Salmon

  8. Pink Salmon

    There is a 2.67% catch rate for Pink Salmon, based on 82 Pink Salmon counted.

    Grand Rapids Pink Salmon Counts Chart
    Pink

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  9. Black Crappie

  10. Black Crappie

    There is a 2.41% catch rate for Black Crappie, based on 74 Black Crappie counted.

    Grand Rapids Black Crappie Counts Chart
    Black

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  11. Yellow Perch

  12. Yellow Perch

    There is a 2.34% catch rate for Yellow Perch, based on 72 Yellow Perch counted.

    Grand Rapids Yellow Perch Counts Chart
    Yellow

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  13. Pike

  14. Pike

    There is a 1.73% catch rate for Pike, based on 53 Pike counted.

    Grand Rapids Pike Counts Chart
    Pike

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  15. Rock Bass

  16. Rock Bass

    There is a 1.6% catch rate for Rock Bass, based on 49 Rock Bass counted.

    Grand Rapids Rock Bass Counts Chart
    Rock

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  17. Warmouth

  18. Warmouth

    There is a 1.37% catch rate for Warmouth, based on 42 Warmouth counted.

    Grand Rapids Warmouth Counts Chart
    Warmouth

    ENLARGE GRAND RAPIDS WARMOUTH COUNTS CHART


  19. Bowfin

  20. Bowfin

    There is a 1.04% catch rate for Bowfin, based on 32 Bowfin counted.

    Grand Rapids Bowfin Counts Chart
    Bowfin

    ENLARGE GRAND RAPIDS BOWFIN COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 25 species of fish and 3072 fish counted for May around Grand Rapids.

To date, there are 35 species of fish and a total of 16127 fish counted for Grand Rapids and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 12/31/1884 (140 years).

Last Update: 5/23/2024 3:56:15 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Grand Rapids are the following:

  1. steelhead on the Flat
    Nice surprise while fishing for smallmouth


  2. peach cove #1
    peach worms peach size bait


  3. lake muskellunge
    huge 25 inch 7 pound bass on buzz bait at 10 pm


  4. wreck-4048


  5. wreck-4053


  6. wreck-4072


  7. AMAZON OF DETROIT
    Attributes RECRD 2192 VESSLTERMS AMAZON OF DETROIT FEATURE_TYPE Not Charted LATDEC 43.216681 LONDEC -86.250056 GP_QUALITY Poor DEPTH 0 SOUNDING_TYPE YEARSUNK HISTORY SURVEY RE


  8. IRONSIDES


  9. wreck-10019
    Attributes vesslterms feature_type Wrecks - Submerged, dangerous chart US,US,graph,Chart 14901 latdec 43.1555621 londec -86.2995171 depth sounding_type history quasou watlev a


  10. Lake Michigan, Port Sheldon, Ottawa County


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Latest Grand Rapids Fishing Reports

  • March 22 2024
    We have seen about everything the weather could possibly throw at us over the last 2 weeks. Rain snow sunny & warm t-shirt weather and frigid cold. The Muskegon River has seen


  • February 29 2024
    We have had a roller coaster ride as far as weather goes this week. 70 degrees one day 20 degrees the next. We had some rain the other night. It was not much and has not done


  • February 19 2024
    We have been running our charters on the Muskegon and Grand rivers the last few weeks and have been enjoying some very nice winter weather. The Muskegon is at a fairly normal


  • December 18 2023
    Late fall steelhead fishing has been good and we are now entering the winter season. This is still a great time to book a trip on the river as steelhead are willing to play al


  • November 21 2023
    We have been running our trips on a few different systems the last few weeks and all have been producing steelhead. We had some cold rain today which will bump up river levels


  • October 31 2023
    After what was a slow start to our fall steelhead season fishing is definitely picking up. We are seeing better numbers and better fish. Warm river temps and low river levels


  • October 8 2023
    It’s been a busy month and a half for us running salmon trips. The fishing was good despite the strange conditions we experienced. Very low clear and warm water conditions had


  • July 24 2023
    Summer has been flying by. It’s hard to believe in another month we will start running King Salmon trips. As of late smallmouth bass fishing has been very good on area rivers.


  • June 21 2023
    Summer smalmouth bass trips have been going good so far this summer despite the lack of precipitation. Area rivers are low. The Muskegon River is low and very clear at the pre


  • April 2 2023
    Pictured above is client and good friend Chuck with a great spring steelhead. The steelhead fishing has been good for us as we begin the spring season. We have been catching n


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Top Grand Rapids Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Al & Bob's Sports Inc


  2. Great Lakes Fly Fishing Co


  3. Troutlet


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Top Grand Rapids Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Getting Bit Guide Service


  2. Steve Campbell
    West Michigan based fishing guide service. Year round fishing trips offered. Salmon, steelhead, trout, smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike. Jet boat trips on the Grand, Muskegon, Pere Marquette rivers

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